Saturday, 19 May 2012

Greener Pastures

Maybe it's because I'm done school and my brain has the capacity to think about other things. Or maybe I just needed a break from the chaos that is NYC to realize that that chaos is exactly where I am supposed to be right now. Don't get me wrong, I am very excited to be on this little Canadian vacation and I truly needed a time out from the noise aned buildings, but I have realized over the past 48 hours that I am on the right path. I am the best version of myself in NYC. I feel confident there, like I never have before. It's funny to me that in one of the busiest cities in the world I feel accepted. I feel like I belong. I had my tea leaves read right before I moved there and she told me that I would feel the most alive I've ever felt while in NYC. She was bang on. Admist all the chaos and noise and clutter, is an energy that has ignited my spark again. And it just feels right.





knit top {Century 21} - black tank {Victoria's Secret} - black skinnies {Old Navy} -
necklace & bracelets {Forever 21} - Navajo flats {thrifted via Beacon's Closet}
 
"You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need."
 
j.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Summer Shopping

Hi Friends! I'm back, I've survived finals, finished my first semester at Parsons and moved into a sexy new apartment. Sorry for my lack of posting but moving plus finals equals crazy town. I am on a little Canadian vacation right now, visiting family and friends and it could not be more needed. As much as I'm loving NYC, I really do miss seeing the sky and green grass on the daily. With finals behind me, my shopping senses are feeling pretty tingly right about now. I did a little perusing online and wanted to share what I'm drooling over at the moment. Best part of all? With the exception of one pair of shoes, everything is under $40! Enjoy...



Summer Sandals:

1) Target
2) Target

Stripes, Stripes & More Stripes:

1) Joe Fresh
2) Joe Fresh
3) Joe Fresh
4) Joe Fresh

Maxi Skirts:

1) Topshop
2) Old Navy
3) Target
4) Target

Printed Shorts:

1) Forever 21
2) Forever 21
3) Forever 21
4) Target
5) Target

I have a serious obsession with Joe Fresh and stripes, so naturally stripes from Joe Fresh rank high on my drool-o-meter. I'm pretty happy to report that I did visit Superstore today (which, granted, is not as cool as the Joe Fresh stores in NYC, but they have a much better selection and better prices so it wins first place in my books). Sadly nothing striped came home with me, but I did find the most comfortable black jersey maxi skirt.

I will try and post a few times while I'm in greener pastures.

j.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Reptile Chic

Long time no talk type. It's been a while, I know. The past week has been more than the word busy can even describe. The second to last week of classes plus moving in NYC equals crazy town. I have only four days left of my first semester, which is crazy in and of itself, but then when I stop to think of all that has to be done in the next four days, tears start forming in my eyeballs, I break into a cold sweat and find myself short of breath. A wee bit dramatic but sadly somewhat accurate. I did have a pretty cool experience last week though that I wanted to share with you. So, the first few photos are what I looked like when I started the day. I had a couple classes and then I was off to an interview at a production studio.





long black rain jacket {Target} - gold tote {Indigo} - reptile blouse {Zara} - white belt {Uniqlo} -
dark denim skinnies {Flying Monkey via Century 21} - tan pointy flats {Aldo} 

Yep, that's me above, pretending to be a model. I even had my hair and make-up done. So, how does one have their hair and make-up done professionally during an interview, you ask? Well, I arrived at Image Powerhouse studios and my interview turned into "stay for the photoshoot happening tonight". I thought that was pretty cool so, of course, I said yes. Then, when a few of the models were running late, they wanted to keep the stylists busy and have them practice getting consecutive girls ready. Enter, me. It was awesome getting doted on like that for a little bit. Then the real models arrived and the shoot got going. It was an amazing experience to help style the girls and keep the shoot running smoothly and on time.

Thanks to Image Powerhouse for the incredible "behind-the-scenes" experience!

j.